Advanced Installer 21.5 Release Notes

On February 26th, 2024 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 21.5 in Free, Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

This release brings improvements useful mostly to software vendors creating packages from scratch, with a few exceptions on MSIX repackaging. The focus of the release are our most used features: prerequisites, installer dialogs/themes and automation.

If you missed it, below you can find a link to our last webinar were we review the most important updates we brought to Advanced Installer in the last 12 months. At the end we also talk a little bit about our plans for 2024.

  • PowerShell commands for EULA and Readme integration
  • Merge-friendly AIP format for side-by-side project management
  • Updated default “Track Disk Space“ attribute from “InstallDlg“ dialog on the Surface theme
  • AppCompat configurations support case-insensitive file name patterns
  • Professional project includes “Select All“ and “Deselect All“ options for FileAssociationsDlg for streamlined file association management
  • Support for Web Installer deployment from network locations
  • Organization Page enhancements: Expanded search by resource and file types for improved navigation
  • CTRL+A shortcut now enables the selection of all dialog events for efficient editing
  • Update .NET prerequisites to the latest version (6.0.27 & 7.0.16 & 8.0.2)
Bug fixes
  • The build process for the Windows 11 context menu option now works correctly in both Professional and Enterprise editions
  • Fixed Stack Trace errors on closing projects with deselected custom frames in Windows 10
  • Table Editor no longer crashes when selecting prerequisites for systems with Vista/Windows 2008 in WinNTVersions/WinNT64Versions
  • The “Fast Installation“ option no longer suppresses dialogs
  • Prerequisite folder field no longer auto-fills with blank spaces for certain prerequisites
  • SQL script name validation is now correctly enforced for file imports, aligning with inline script standards
  • ErrorMessage custom actions can now precede Paths Resolution in the workflow
  • Removing synchronization now resets all stored rows in other tables
  • Installation of framework prerequisites can now be canceled
  • The "Do not save files into the project" option now works when synchronization is on
  • Components no longer disappear when a prerequisite feature is deleted
  • The “Reset“ button now correctly maintains disk space values for the Graphite theme
  • Fixed various issues when using the Tab Host control
  • The themes view is no longer enabled when the MSIX build is selected at load